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What's on in Germany: December 17 - 23

Celeste Sunderland · 17 Dec 2009, 10:26

Published: 17 Dec 2009 10:26 GMT+01:00

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Henri Chopin Exhibition

Sound, especially when created by the human voice, forms the core essence of the late French artist Henri Chopin's work. See an elegant collection of his "typewriter poems" at Supportico Lopez this week.

Price: Free

Location: Supportico Lopez, Graefestrasse 9

Times: Tuesday - Saturday, 10am-6pm; through January 23, 2010

Phone: 030 3198 9387

More Information: supporticolopez.blogspot.com


House Concert: "Beate es, virgo Maria..."

Delve into the delights of the early Baroque era Thursday night. Alexander Schneider and Ophira Zakai create a sixteenth century setting with an alto lute and a voice. Monteverdi, Sances, and Merula are just a few composers on the program.

Price: €20

Location: Haus am Waldsee, Argentinische Allee 30

Times: Thursday, December 17, 8-11pm

Phone: 030 801 8935

More Information: hausamwaldsee.de


Last Days of Gia

She was the original supermodel. An Italian-American beauty whose short life had a most tragic ending. Celebrate the life of Gia Carangi with iHeartBerlin.com and Naughty Girls (Need Love Too) Friday night at Trattoria Focolare. A mix of "super electronic," indie, and 80s and 90s tunes will be pumping through two floors.

Price: €6

Location: Trattoria Focolare, Torstrasse 171

Times: Friday, December 18, Midnight

More Information: www.iheartberlin.de



New Model Army

Named after Cromwell's revolutionary army, this band of British rockers have been at it since the early 1980s. Energy levels will be peaking Saturday night when the guys roll through Cologne.

Price: €38

Location: Palladium Cologne, Schanzenstrasse 40

Times: Saturday, December 19, opening bands start at 6:30 pm

Tickets: 0221 2801

More Information: www.newmodelarmy.org


Unsuk Chin: Alice in Wonderland

Take a wild romp through Wonderland. Korean composer Unsuk Chin's adaptation of the Lewis Carroll classic premiered two years ago at the Bavarian State Opera Festival. See the film version of that multifaceted event Saturday at Museum Ludwig.

Price: €6.50

Location: Filmforum Cinema at Museum Ludwig, Bischofsgartenstrasse 1

Times: Saturday, December 19, 6pm

Phone: 0221 221 24498

More Information: www.filmforumnrw.de



Winter Solstice Bonfire

Take an excursion outside the city this weekend. Journey into the woodlands of Wiesbaden where the sun is low in the winter sky and a bonfire blazes in celebration of the longest night of the year.

Price: Donation

Location: Schloss Freudenberg, Freudenbergstrasse, Wiesbaden

Times: Saturday, December 19, 4pm

Reservations: 0611 41 101 41

More Information: www.schlossfreudenberg.de


Constantin Brancusi - The Sculptor as Photographer

See the Romanian artist's sculptures such as "Endless Pillar" in photograph form. Works of art in their own right, thirty images from the Pompidou collection in Paris hang at Frankfurt's Museum of World Cultures until early January.

Price: €2

Location: Museum of World Cultures, Schaumainkai 29-37

Times: Tuesday, Thursday - Sunday, 10am - 5pm; Wednesday, 10am-8pm; through January 3, 2010

Phone: 069 1340 400

More Information: www.mdw-frankfurt.de



Elfi Baby Concert

Calling all moms, dads, and pregnant women too! Bring your babies and toddlers to this fourty-five minute concert of Mozart, Bach, and Philip Glass, performed by the Ensemble Resonanz. There will be plenty of space for buggies, prams, and car seats.

Price: €4

Location: Sasel-Haus, Saseler Parkweg 3

Times: Friday, December 18, 3pm

Tickets: 040 357 666 33

More Information: www.elbphilharmonie.de



Bach's Christmas Oratorio

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It's always nice to hear a Bach cantata during the holiday season. The Bach Choir sings the renowned composer's "Christmas Oratorio" three nights this week, while the Bach Orchestra performs on historic instruments.

Price: €6 - 34

Location: Market Church Hanover, Hanns-Lilje-Platz 2

Times: Thursday, December 17 - Saturday, December 19, 8pm

Tickets: 03 53 68 36

More Information: www.hannover.de



Jan Petersen and Roman Klonek

With "Comicuts" and "Kunstsupermarkt" this pair of comic artists, one Polish, the other German, present their latest works. If you like graphics, colour, and crazy characters, go check it out.

Price: Free

Location: Jorg Heitsch Galerie, Reichenbachstrasse 14

Times: Tuesday - Friday, 2-7pm; Saturday, 12-4pm; through January 9, 2010

Phone: 089 26 94 91 10

More Information: www.heitschgalerie.de

Cante Flamenco

Escape winter's chill with an evening of heated music and dance. Vocalist Estela Sanz Poteguillo, guitarist Ricardo Volkert, and dancer Anette Darda bring the passion of Spain to the Munich stage.

Price: €14

Location: Ars Musica in the Stemmerhof, Plinganserstrasse 6

Times: Friday, December 18, 8-10:30pm

Phone: 089 54 32 05 13

More Information: www.ars-musica-muenchen.de

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